I just want people to be the best thems and live the happiest lives possible.
You don't have to be scared of me, because I am loyal. Why are people so scared of creative ideas and so scared of truth? All I want to do is do good.
Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?
If we go on your iPhone and go to the dictionary and look up 'humble,' 80 per cent of the definition is negative. It's a controlling word. It's a way to control the masses and to control the sheep.
I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.
In today's world, having money has allowed people who are extremely uncool to think that they're cool and carry it like that. People who really are cool and people who really are artists and have ideas have to literally turn in their cool card to society just to make it past the age of 28.
I'm really bad with answering questions. Usually, I don't even answer them. I try to find inspiration inside of the question. I think, and I jump from one beam of inspiration or energy to the next, as opposed to explaining the energy.
The concept of Kimye has more cultural significance than what Page Six could write.
Sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win.
Know your worth! People always act like they're doing more for you than you're doing for them.
I can always tell if a band has a British rhythm section due to the gritty production.
There was a time Michael Jackson couldn't get his video on MTV because he was considered to be 'urban.' The Michael Jackson. So I literally have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break down the doors for everyone who will come after I'm gone, after I'm dead.
People always tell you, 'Be humble. Be humble.' When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!
There's a lack of people in power that are motivated by the idea of helping people.
I don't think people are going to talk in the future. They're going to communicate through eye contact, body language, emojis, signs.
Madonna, I think, is the greatest visual musical artist that we've ever had. If you look at her photo log, the photographers that she was able to work with throughout her career framed her in the proper way. It was the proper context. It was that visual that made sure that everything was gonna cut through in a certain way.
I am God's vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.
In Paris, you're as far as possible from the land of pleasant smiles.
I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.
Here's something that's contrary to popular belief: I actually don't like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don't. I do not like to think at all.
I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus.
It was a strike against me that I didn't wear baggy jeans and jerseys and that I never hustled, never sold drugs.
If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed.
I would hear stories about Steve Jobs and feel like he was at 100 percent exactly what he wanted to do, but I'm sure even a Steve Jobs has compromised. Even a Rick Owens has compromised. You know, even a Kanye West has compromised. Sometimes you don't even know when you're being compromised till after the fact, and that's what you regret.
We're a blip in the existence of the universe, and we're constantly trying to pull each other down. Not doing things to help each other.
I'll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.
I'm pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people's bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides.
I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever.
I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we've seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka... and welcome to my chocolate factory.
Man, I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.
Black people can be the most conservative, the most discriminating. Especially among ourselves. It wasn't white people who said all black men have to wear baggy jeans.
I can analyze people's intentions. Immediately. That's just a warning. To everyone.
Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It's rage, it's creativity, it's pain, it's hurt, but it's the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music.
I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said, 'You're finished. The shoe's finished.'
Creative output, you know, is just pain. I'm going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.
My message isn't perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.
I'm not always going to say things the perfect way, the right way. But I'm going to say how I feel.
You know what should be banned? Stuff that's whack. The world is controversial. The world is classist. The world is racist.
Do I worry about being in the public eye and raising kids? Yeah. Any situation you're in, you're gonna worry about raising kids. But it's champagne problems, too. There are people who can't feed their kids.
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh.
I'm giving all that I have in this life. I'm opening up my notebook, and I'm saying everything in there out loud.